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Introducing the all-new Clover Flex 3

Say hello to the Clover Flex 3 (3rd Generation) - the latest all-in-one payment device built specifically for small businesses. This third-generation Clover network device makes transactions more effortless with a large 5.99-inch touchscreen, an integrated receipt printer, and support for PIN entry, contactless payments, and electronic signatures. In this article, we'll share how Clover pos can make your life easier, how you can use it to its fullest potential, and why it's the best payment device for businesses of all sizes.

What's New

The new Clover Flex pos has an upgraded 5.99" IPS HD display that boasts 1440 x 720 pixels of resolution, offering a 20% increase in size compared to the previous model. This larger display makes it easier for users to handle payments on the go while ensuring all transactions are secure and fast.

Plus, with up to 8 hours of typical use and fast charging capabilities, the pos system is perfect for busy days or extended shifts. 

And if you're on the road, the travel kit allows you to charge your terminal in just 2.25 hours using USB Type C PD technology. These advanced capabilities make payment processing more straightforward and efficient for businesses using Clover Flex.

Clover Flex 3 Register Screen Mobile


The Clover Flex (3rd generation) comes packed with features designed to streamline payments and help small businesses save on costs. Here's a closer look:

  • Built-in receipt printer and barcode scanner: The Clover Flex allows for fast transactions thanks to its built-in receipt printer and barcode scanner.
  • Electronic signatures: Electronic signatures ensure secure purchases.
  • Impressive battery life: With up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge, the Clover Flex is perfect for extended workdays.
  • Business management tools: The device comes with a full suite of business management tools through its software plans and App market. Business owners can easily control employee permissions, set up loyalty programs, and manage customer data from one platform.
  • Multiple payment types: Clover Flex 3 supports various payment types, including credit cards, debit cards, ACH payments, Apple Pay®, Google Pay™️, and more—giving customers plenty of payment options.
  • Paper usage reduction: The Clover Flex 3 helps small businesses reduce their overall cost by cutting down on paper usage, as receipts are printed electronically rather than manually written out.
  • Built-in hardware: No need to invest in additional hardware, such as cash drawers or check readers, as these capabilities are already built into the device.

The features of the new Clover Flex make it an excellent choice for small business owners looking to streamline their payment processing operations. Comparing the latest version with its predecessor, Clover Flex 2, can help you decide which one is best suited for your needs.

Clover Flex 3 vs. Clover Flex 2

Since the Clover Flex 3 replaces the current Clover Flex 2, it is worth comparing the two models to see how they differ. 

Clover Flex 2
Clover Flex 3
Clover Operating System (OS)
Android 8.1.
Android 10.X.
PCI Certification
PCI PTS 5.x.
PCI PTS 6.x.
Payment Interface
Magnetic Stripe – 3 track-500K swipes - bi-directional Chip Card – ISO 7816 500K inserts Contactless EMVCo L1, L2 contact, and contactless.
Magnetic Stripe – 3 track-600K swipes – bi-directional Chip Card – ISO 7816 500K inserts Contactless EMVCo L1, L2 contact, and contactless.
5.0” IPS HD display 1280 x 720 pixels.
5.99” IPS HD display 1440 x 720 pixels.
Device Dimensions (L x W x H)
196 x 81.5 x 51mm / 7.7 x 3.2 x 2.0in.
186.5 X 82 X 54mm / 7.3 X 3.2 X 2.1in.
Battery Time
Supports up to 8 hours of use for a typical SMB.
Supports up to 8 hours of use for a typical SMB.
Battery Charging Support
Less than 1.5 hours.
With charging cradle – 2 hours. With travel kit – 2.25 hours. Supports USB Type C PD charging.
Printer and Paper Roll Size
Thermal printer. Roll width: 57 +0/-1 mm (2.25 in.) Roll diameter: 40 mm max (1.57 in.)
Thermal printer. Roll width: 57 +0/-1 mm (2.25 in.) Roll diameter: 40 mm max (1.57 in.)
Employee Login Method
Employee Passcode. Employee Login Card. Fingerprint Login.
Employee Passcode. Employee Login Card.
Color camera (5MP)
Color camera (5MP)
Barcode Reader
1D/2D barcode scanning – with a dedicated external button for the barcode.
1D/2D barcode scanning – with a dedicated external button for the barcode.
Ports (USB and Ethernet)
USB Type B – Device (with Optional Clover Flex Cable Kit). Ethernet (with Optional Clover Flex Cable Kit).
USB Type B – Device (ONLY with Clover Developer Kit).
LAN Connectivity
Wired LAN – 10/100 Fast Ethernet (with optional Clover Flex cable kit).
Not available.
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 , 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 , 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
Cellular Data
North America (C043U): 4G/LTE only.
North America (C043U): 4G/LTE only.
Accessories (optional)
Clover Flex PIN Entry Aid. Silicone Sleeve. Travel Kit.
Clover Flex PIN Entry Aid. Silicone Sleeve. Travel Kit.


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Clover Flex Use Cases

Pay at the Table Restaurants:

For restaurants that offer pay-at-the-table services, Clover Flex provides a secure way to accept payments without compromising customer service or security. The device features NFC technology, allowing customers to simply tap their card or phone against it to complete their transactions quickly and securely. It also supports EMV chip cards for added protection against fraudsters. The device boasts an intuitive touchscreen, allowing restaurant personnel to navigate menus and take orders without grappling with paper slips or cash registers.

Retailers for "Line Busting":

To efficiently manage long lines during peak shopping, retailers should consider using the Clover Flex as part of their point-of-sale system. Its compact size allows multiple stations to be set up throughout the store, reducing wait times by enabling customers to check out from any location - no matter how busy. With lightning-fast processing speeds, the device can process transactions quickly, boosting sales during busy periods without customers waiting in long lines.

Delivery Drivers:

Delivery drivers often deal with large amounts of cash when delivering goods or services - which is time-consuming and risky if not managed properly. Cash can easily be lost or, worst yet, stolen. Driving with lots of cash may even put the driver at risk.

The Clover Flex can eliminate these risks by electronically accepting payments and tips, allowing for more efficient delivery and a safer driver experience.

Food Trucks:

Like delivery drivers, food truck operators face challenges when accepting payments while operating in various locations.

Fortunately, Clover Flex provides a solution by electronically accepting payments and tips, eliminating the risk of lost or stolen cash. This enhances safety and offers various payment methods, including credit/debit cards and mobile payment apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay, which can enhance the customer experience.

The Clover Flex's compact design makes it easy to move around, allowing food truck owners to accept payments anywhere they operate. Plus, with real-time sales data reporting, the Clover Flex provides valuable insights to food truck owners, allowing them to track their business performance and make informed decisions.

Using Clover Flex for food trucks can streamline payment processing, increase efficiency, and provide a safer, more secure driver experience. By focusing on creating delicious meals for their customers, food truck operators can trust that their payments are secure and their business insights are readily available.

Off-site events or festivals:

Many small business owners attend off-site events or festivals to sell products or services. However, these events come with their own set of challenges when it comes to accepting payments.

The Clover Flex allows businesses to accept payments and tips electronically, eliminating the need for cash transactions. This can enhance safety and reduce the risk of lost or stolen cash, providing peace of mind for business owners.

With the Clover Flex's compact design, businesses can quickly bring it to off-site events and festivals, allowing them to accept customer payments anywhere. With real-time sales data reporting, businesses can track their sales performance and make informed decisions to optimize their operations.

By using Clover Flex at off-site events or festivals, businesses can streamline payment processing, enhance safety, and provide a more convenient customer experience. The device's portability and real-time sales data reporting features make it an ideal solution for small business owners looking to grow their business beyond their brick-and-mortar location.


Merchant Account

The Clover Flex is the perfect solution for small business owners interested in saving on payment processing costs. In addition to regular merchant account pricing, our Merchant Surcharge Program allows business owners to eliminate all credit card processing expenses.

With this program, the Clover POS will automatically add a 3% surcharge to each transaction paid with a credit card, eliminating your processing costs. While Flex will surcharge credit card transactions, it will not surcharge debit card transactions. They will remain free to the customers. You can read all the details on our Merchat Surcharge Program page.


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Clover Flex 3 FAQs

What will happen to the Clover Flex 2?

Clover Flex 2 devices will operate without any changes. You can even purchase Clover Flex from us while supplies last.

How long does the Clover Flex battery last?

The Clover Flex battery is designed to last for up to 8 hours of continuous use. Recharging the Clover Flex battery is a breeze, enabling businesses to quickly and effortlessly get back into action. The auto-shutoff function of the Clover Flex battery helps preserve energy when not in operation, thus ensuring long-term effectiveness. With proper care and maintenance, the Clover Flex battery will continue providing reliable performance for years.

Is Clover Flex 3 compatible with Clover Station and other Clover POS devices?

A resounding yes! The newest Clover device is compatible with all other Clover hardware. The list includes Clover Station Duo, Clover Station Solo, Clover Mini (including the all-new Clover Mini 3), Tap to Pay, and the Clover Go.

Can I access Clover App Market on Clover Flex?

Yes, each Clover Flex has access to the Clover App Market.

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